Archive | November 6th, 2013

Kaiser: 204,000 in state can get health insurance tax credits

November 6, 2013

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Once the federal government’s health insurance marketplace Web portal – healthcare.gov – is actually working, 204,000 uninsured Mississippians will be eligible for tax credits that can be used to lower the price of premiums on the exchange, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says. The Kaiser Foundation estimates the 204,000 has the potential […]

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Dow Jones average is back at a record high

November 6, 2013

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NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high. The Dow rose 128 points, or 0.8 percent, to 15,746, beating the record it set last Tuesday by 66 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,770, just one point below its own all-time high. […]

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Mississippi Forge (PVF) locating operations in Ackerman

November 6, 2013

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Mississippi Forge (PVF), Inc. has announced it is making a $9 million corporate investment and creating 60 new jobs over three years by locating manufacturing operations in Ackerman, Miss. Mississippi Forge, manufacturer of steel forged flanges and fittings for use in piping systems, is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same […]

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Bryant will chair Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

November 6, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

With Mississippi drawing ever closer to a possible shale oil bonanza in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play, Gov. Phil Bryant next year will chair the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the nation’s oldest oil and gas commission. The commission, representing the governors of 30 member and eight associate states, promotes the conservation and efficient […]

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Mississippi is most-improved energy-efficient state in nation

November 6, 2013

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Mississippi has jumped from worst to first in a ranking of the nation’s most-improved states on energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C., energy think tank. “For too long, Mississippi has ranked dead last in the nation in the area of energy efficiency,” said Northern District Public Service […]

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St. Paddy’s Parade names grand marshal, theme

November 6, 2013

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Though Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade in Jackson is four months away, organizers already have a grand marshal and a theme. The 2014 edition of Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade will salute grand marshal and popular Jackson bartender Cotton Baronich and proceed under the theme “Drink Local, Think Global,” parade founder Malcolm White said. The 32nd parade […]

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Report offers good news on manufacturing activity

November 6, 2013

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A survey of manufacturers across the Southeast is offering some good news. Manufacturing activity in the Southeast climbed in October, pushing the monthly index to 50.4 and narrowing the gap with the National PMI, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles […]

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